Ethical guidelines

We believe that all people have valuable resources. Therefore, we promote that a person assessment and the associated dialog always take the dignity and vulnerability of the focus person into account. We want to stand for profile usage that respects the individual’s right to integrity and autonomy. With us, the focus person always owns the right to know who they are. With a PeopleTools profile, we offer a basis for conversation that can shift the focus person’s original perspective.

It’s important for us to put ethics into action. We train reps to provide a decent, professional and respectful personal assessment in any context. We believe in constructive dialog with a focus on strengths and areas for development. We don’t criticize, find fault or categorize people as certain types.

Every person is like all other persons, like some other persons and like no other person

The certified obligations

Our certification ensures that the certified person takes home knowledge, values and tools that meet PeopleTools’ ethical standards. The certification is continuously developed to be in line with the development of good HR practices. We ensure quality by setting the following requirements for our certified partners:

Requirements for the certified:

  • Giving the focus person a proper introduction to the profiling, including how the result will be used in the further process and who will have access to it.
  • To obtain consent before profiling takes place.
  • To provide personalized feedback on the materials to be used.
  • That the profiles are managed correctly, including ensuring confidentiality, correct storage and destruction of personal data in accordance with the Personal Data Act.
  • That any other persons involved in the handling of results are instructed in and adhere to confidentiality requirements.

Obligations of the company

When working with person profiles, the company must ensure that:

  • Develop a profile policy that at a minimum meets PeopleTools’ ethics and quality requirements.
  • The profile policy is known and followed by the company’s employees.

A profile policy touches on the following areas:

  • What can the profile be used for?
  • Who can use the profile?
  • What context should/may profiles be included in?
  • What rights does the profiled person have and how are these rights secured? (Information, decision-making, feedback, provision of profiles, anonymity, storage of profiles).
  • How, for how long and who can store profiles?
  • What obligations does the certified user have?
  • What obligations does the company have?